Uber shut down enormous amounts of data and paid tons of hackers

World November 21, 2017 23:36

- Uber taxi service was hacked in 2016, leaving 57 million customers on the streets. That has stopped the company, Uber acknowledges after disclosures by Bloomberg news agency. Also a large amount has been paid to undo the action.

Uber confirms the silent data breach after revelations from Bloomberg news agency. The company paid the hackers $ 100,000 for deleting the data.

Travis Kalanick, the former CEO of the company, knew about the hack. Yet the information was not shared with customers, affected drivers or the authorities.

According to Uber there are no indications that fraud has been committed with the hacked data. It concerned names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of 57 million people. 'We keep an eye on all accounts and where necessary we will take follow-up actions through fraud protection', according to the current boss, Dara Khosrowshahi, who apologizes. 'We will learn from our mistakes. '

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